Living Room Decorating Tips

Decorating a living room is not an easy task, but it can also be very fun. Living rooms, in fact, can have different purposes and one should understand the right needs of the room before starting. For some people they represent frequently used gathering areas, for others they are show rooms used only when friends or relatives come over. In this article we are going to see some very basic tips to make the most of the decoration.

How to choose furniture

If you have to choose the furniture for your living room, you should understand that size is very important when it comes to combining several pieces in the same room. That’s why a floor plan is probably the best thing to do: measure the space and buy furniture accordingly. Sofas and chairs need special, whereas “the bigger, the better” for rugs: they need to cover a big part of the room.

The focal point

When arranging the furniture, it is very important to establish the focal point and place furniture around that specific. Television? Fireplace? Each room will have a different one and it is essential to take it into account, especially when you create specific “conversation areas”. You should allow people to talk to each other without any problem and in a comfortable way. According to the size of the room you can have two, three or more.

Space

Keep in mind that people move! So arrange the furniture in a way that allows people to move around comfortably. Also, remember not to put your furniture too close to the walls: the aesthetic effect is bad, and placing them closer to the center gives you the chance to show the pieces better.

Accessories

If you like accessories, a living room is probably the best place to express your creativity. There are so many options to choose from:

  • artwork: some people try to look “art experts” even if they are not: don’t do that. Also, art should always be at eye level;
  • curtains: remember they should “kiss the floor”;
  • wall sconces: where to hang them? Just above the eye level. Some people use them next to mirrors.

Conclusion

Decorating a living room is the perfect chance to give your house the style that you want. You don’t have to cook or sleep there, so this gives you so a lot of freedom in terms of furniture and style. Have fun and impress your friends!